(sorry, we mean Dogs Allowed on Truro’s Park and Ride!)
Following a three month trial that saw, for the first time ever, dogs allowed on Truro’s Park and Ride at Tregurra Park and Langarth, Cornwall Council has announced that the trial is to become permanent.
Before the trial, dogs had been banned from the service, prompting complaints from residents and visitors alike, who wished to take dogs into Truro, but found it hard to park on busy days in the town centre car parks.
Earlier this year Dog Friendly Cornwall’s social media followers posted lots of comments about the issue, setting a trial in motion, and now the response to Cornwall Council’s initiative has been overwhelmingly positive.
Cornwall Council’s portfolio holder for Transport, Geoff Brown said:
“Over the last three months we have listened to people who use the service and I am delighted that the reaction has been has been overwhelmingly positive towards dogs being allowed onto the park and ride with their owners. A million passengers a year use the service. We hope this move will mean even more passengers will give it a go.
“We want to see more people using public transport across Cornwall, and that means making it easy and accessible for everyone. Dogs are currently welcome on the majority of bus, rail and ferry services, so it made sense to standardise the rules and encourage dog owners who were previously unable to take advantage of the park and ride, to cut congestion and avoid queueing when they visit Truro.”
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Sorry, Park and Ride…